DHOA Annual Meeting for 2018

Synopsis

The Discovery Homeowners Association Annual Meeting was held Oct. 25, 2018 at Building 260 of the Woodmen Valley Chapel, 290 E. Woodmen Rd. 

Mike Daniels, President, introduced the Board and a guest speaker of interest to our neighborhood. Ashley Whitworth, Program Coordinator for the Colorado Springs Fire Department Firewise Program, provided a very informative update on the 2018 Firewise Project (to be conducted twice again in 2019).

Mike Daniels presented statistics and tips on crime prevention in our neighborhood as provided by the Colorado Springs Police Department representative for our area. 

A quorum of residents was present, thereby allowing official business to be conducted. The 2019 Budget was adopted by unanimous vote. It is a near replica of the 2018 Budget, which resulted in a surplus. The 2019 budget, along with the 2018 Budget and 2018 actual expenditures, is available here. Your HOA is in excellent financial shape, which says a lot for our low fee structure and your Board's prudent oversight of expenditures. 

Jan Doran announced her retirement as the Administrator of the Board. The membership present voted to retain the services of Rick Midtbo as her replacement.

Elections resulted in the retention of six Board members: Aaron Duston, Barry Cauthren, Betsy Cook, Gayle White, Linda Leiss Landry, and Maria Hopmayer. Additionally, two members volunteered to join the Board and were approved by the membership present: Andreas Ballard and Ryan Griffith.

Presentations followed on the "State of Discovery," as well as Architectural Review Committee and Covenant Compliance interests. Details are available in the minutes (link below).

New Business included suggestions from the floor regarding new "Welcome to Discovery" signage, contracting a single trash service for the community, and possible additional social events. All are to be evaluated by the Board in 2019.

Finally, the membership present voted two properties as winners of the 2018 Best Curb Appeal Awards: 

  • 735 Big Valley Drive won Best "Natural" Curb Appeal
  • 590 Carved Terrace won Best "Manicured" Cub Appeal
Both winners received a $100 gift card to Lowe's Home Improvement and plaques for their mailboxes.

Thanks to those who attended and we hope you will all consider attending next year’s meeting. This is a great way to learn of the activities of your Association and to meet your neighbors.

The complete minutes are available here for additional details and insights into the 2018 Annual Meeting.